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The Ames straw poll picks up this Saturday in Iowa -- majority of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls will be there.
But will be overshadowed by this man Texas governor Rick Perry who could jump into the -- as soon -- Saturday.
Joining me now Republican national committee chair and rides great it's great to see you -- Well let me ask the questions straight up is -- struck oil poll gonna get ignored because the governor jumps into the race.
I don't think it's in it by the way thank you Jerry for having me on the show and I don't think it's going to be ignored at all I think it's a it's a good test of strength -- obviously the candidates that are participating it's important to them.
It's important for them to be a -- test their message against the grassroots activists and all and Iowa.
And so I think it's important I think it's important that the debate in this country.
As to how we're going to save America economically in -- Barack Obama one term presidents important.
Well OK so it's important but at the end of the day it would governor Perry be a good choice do you think it's a good idea for him to run.
Well I mean and certainly his very talented and and and I think that having have a said this many times I think having -- a big primaries.
I think it's and it's very helpful to us and and in getting our message out around the country I think having multiple voices out there speaking about.
What Barack Obama said He would do and what he's actually accomplish this important and I think it energizes.
The Republican Party base to have a variety of people out there touching different people.
Around America -- -- I welcome all commerce.
Welcome all comers one of them could be.
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Rumors this afternoon that He may -- get involved that.
He's working to higher political operatives in New Hampshire is just a possibility or is this just that -- -- usual.
Political clap trap that you hear.
Well I've I've heard some rumor of that doesn't surprise me a whole lot but.
I -- quite frankly it it's something that this afternoon has has developed a little bit.
-- -- out of out of left field today and I'm not sure where it's going up but certainly the mayor is popular.
And He has a lot of talent and his get a lot of followers so I'm sure we'll hear more about in the days to come.
Hi I'm sure even watching the polls.
And the president has been down recently his approval rating according to Gallup at 40%.
Disapproval 51 approve 41.
That is not a good place for the present to be and when you look at the economy.
72% of Americans -- economy is on the wrong track how is this going to influence the election going forward.
Injure them the first question Americans are going to ask next year they're -- -- ask themselves whether they're better off today than they were four years ago on the answer to that question is absolutely heck no.
We're not better off they're gonna ask themselves the other questions like.
Did this present for Phyllis promises -- -- -- when it comes to.
Cutting the debt the deficit in half by the end of his first term answer no pity for Phyllis promises in regard to jobs -- or that if if those promises in regard to the debt and the answer to all of those things are not mean look at today Jerry.
That -- the market fell 500 points.
The only two things that came out of the White House today number one that the president was going to go on -- vacation.
Number 20 that He had a fund a fund raising lunch was donor -- I wonder if the if if people like Perry coming and people like the former New York mayor coming in.
Doesn't that say something about the field of candidates you have right now where's the rock star where's the Superman wears the person that it has a lot of personal charisma.
That Americans -- can really latch on to.
Well Jeff thank I think a lot of these folks have all of those things that are running -- -- I think that the field is is it is great and I think the field is very talented and articulate.
And it's not too late to come into the field I mean I just kind of reject the premise that somehow.
It's it's it's too late -- by the very nick by the by the nature of someone getting into the race right now that must mean that the field.
Is and where you think it should be but -- Bill Clinton came into the field in October of 09 George Bush came into the field.
Late in -- and in the year before.
The election so we're we're on track and I think we're gonna have an intelligent alternative to president was taken this country off a cliff.
And we need to save America economically and defeat this president.
Warrants pre -- previous thanks so much for coming on the show really appreciate your time I hope we get to talk to you again soon.
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